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It's too darn cold in Florida. The last few days its been in the 30's. Just north of me they had snow...ummm hello I live in SOUTH Florida. So the last few days the news guy is joking about iguana's falling from trees frozen. Ok we have all had a good laugh off of it. I mean come on how often do you see that.

Well I got back from the grocery store and I checked my facebook and I see I'm tagged in 2 photos....OH HELL NO!!!!

Yeah Pete is my Hubby. The lizard looks better but..........*sigh* I'm married to Dr. Doolittle. Its color is back and it looks much better now. Yes its now in a cage at my house.

Right after he fell out of a tree.....

After a few hours of heat......

From head to tail he is about a foot long. He also has razor sharp teeth.

Cold Iguanas Free-Fall From Trees

Iguanas Go Into Hibernation State In Cold Weather

Scientists said these seemingly suicidal lizards are a result of South Florida's record cold weather. Iguanas prefer temperatures in the 80s and 90s. With Wednesday morning's temperatures at around 35 degrees, a handful of lifeless lizards hung from branches and fell to the ground.

While these iguanas appeared dead, experts said they are not. When temperatures drop below 40 degrees, iguanas go into a type of hibernation in which their bodies essentially turn off, only allowing the heart to pump blood. When the temperature rises above 40 degrees again, the iguanas are revived."It's almost like they go totally to sleep.

Generally speaking, if it warms up afterwards, they can recover," said Ron Magill of Miami Metrozoo.

Is this the craziest thing or what???? Anyone want a lizard?

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Re: Frozen Lizards Falling From Trees In Florida
Omg that is so strange I heard it was very cold in Florida but I didn't know about the lizards. I don't see any lizards here well not those kind of lizards anyway Laughing!!

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Re: Frozen Lizards Falling From Trees In Florida

It has been so cold here - lots of strange things happening with the local wild life. The lizard isn't a iguana but a Cuban Anole and its about a foot long. They are mean as can be too. He looks much better but he's not moving much. He fell from a really tall cypress oak tree so I'm not sure if he will even make it. He did eat and took some water. He just kinda sits there and blinks at us. Its really strange because they are so aggressive and mean and well he isn't right now. I guess we will see more in the morning. Atleast he is toasty warm now.

Besides this I have some critters that escaped the cold and some how got into my attic. I have live traps out with peanut butter trying to get them. I won't kill them its a catch and release thing.

Re: Frozen Lizards Falling From Trees In Florida

aw, you saved a frozen guy yay! Now time to put him to bed in a cage on a heat rock IN the GARAGE Smile Laughing

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yep frozen guy is saved for now. He is in a cage and yes Laughing with a heat rock and yes the garage is heated so he is warm. I haven't seen him move his back legs - still only blinking. I'm wondering if he broke his little back in he fall. He was really high up. Sad

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Re: Frozen Lizards Falling From Trees In Florida

poor lil' guy, im glad pete saved him... he looks so different in the second pic.... i guess all the iguana's know where to fall now....hahahaha, you'll have a house load of them in no time Laughing

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Re: Frozen Lizards Falling From Trees In Florida

The first picture, the one on facebook looks like a Jurassic Park lizard. I hope the little guys lives but if not don't they eat them down there? I think it was animal planet were they cooked them up once. Have you ever eaten one SM?

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Re: Frozen Lizards Falling From Trees In Florida

all I can say is brrrrrrr
I am still sitting tightly on my chair Big Grin

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Laughing I didn't stop to think about your name here. I'm so glad your sitting tightly on your chair. Big Grin

OMG it so cold here. Its in the 20's here. I feel for the farmers who are trying every way to save the oranges and strawberries. Needless to say OJ will be going up in price with the supply much lower now. Florida is just not use to this weather and since its been this way for over 2 weeks its been hard.

OK mr Lizard is not looking good. In fact he is looking a wee bit dead. I'm not putting my hand in that cage and the hubby is still asleep so I don't know for sure. I'll have to let ya all know but it doesn't look good.

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RIP mr Lizard

He's dead Sad

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Re: RIP mr Lizard
smartmom wrote:

He's dead Sad

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